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LFY January 2012

The January 2012 issue of LINUX For You is a special on open source databases, and associated DB solutions — from PostgreSQL clustering and partitioning to NewSQL. Other features includes an interview with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, articles on device drivers, Lisp, penetration testing VPNs, IPCop add-ons…

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In earlier articles in this series, we have explored denial of service attacks and packet spoofing. This month, let us focus on a wider …

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In this month’s column, we take a short break from our discussion of compiler optimisations and feature a set of questions for computer science …

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Big data, big data, big data! This term has been dominating information management for a while, leading to enhancements in systems, primarily databases, to …

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A few thoughts about databases in general… and some rants about the good old ways. There are a plethora of free/open source databases around, …

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One important feature that distinguishes C as a systems programming language is its support for bit-fields. Let us explore this feature in this column. …

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It has been predicted that in-memory computing will be one of the Top 10 technologies of 2012. In-memory databases (IMDBs) are a critical part …

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Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few …

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What started with a simple relational database system, is expanding its horizons by developing new technology that satiates the ever-increasing need for more data …

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Partitioning refers to splitting a large table into smaller pieces. This article covers the basics of partitioning in PostgreSQL. Currently, PostgreSQL supports range and …

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OrisysIndia, a Kerala-based IT solutions provider, is using open source to deliver advanced communication solutions to call centres in Kerala at a mere 10 …